Friday, September 12, 2003

A very hot day today. Meanwhile it looks like the developing countries are managing to hold together in Cancun, with the formation of the G21 coalition of over 20 countries determined to see real action by rich countries on their crippling agricultural subsidies.

This is despite the fact that the big boys (EU, US, Canada, Japan) are using every dirty trick in the book, and that they have twice as many delegates present as the rest of the world combined. When negotiations go on into the small hours human exhaustion is a real factor, so this disparity of person-power is important.

You can read more in these BBC articles:

And this press releases from WDM (the main organization I campaign with):

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